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I'm looking at getting some lowering springs, Eibach or H&R, and I have a couple questions.

-How bad are these going to hurt my drag times (60' and et)
-I have non adjustable control arms, how bad is that going to hurt?

I want it to look good, but not if it's going to kill my times.
 

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depends on how serious you are about racing. if you go occasionally to have fun, don't sweat it, you wouln'd loose enough to care if look's are that important to you. if you want to spend more time at the track, lowering spring's are a bad idea for a number of reasons.
 
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depends on how serious you are about racing. if you go occasionally to have fun, don't sweat it, you wouln'd loose enough to care if look's are that important to you. if you want to spend more time at the track, lowering spring's are a bad idea for a number of reasons.
Could you name the reasons? I don't go to the track a lot, but when I do i'm pretty competative.
 

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Could you name the reasons? I don't go to the track a lot, but when I do i'm pretty competative.
first & foremost, the susp. wouln't (as a general rule) articulate as well with lowering spring's, as the lca's need to be perfectly parallel to the ground (not usually possible with lowering spring's) to function 100% (in a drag race launch situation). second, they are way too stiff to allow proper weight transfer. third, a lowered car in the "casual" racer pits (the good spot's at most tracks are either rented or taken by serious guys who get there early) is not allway's a good idea due to clearance issues. the list could go on, but I though I'd give some examples. there seem's to be a movement around forum's lately that you can have it all, but on a drag style car thats very tough to do (not saying it can't be done). IMO if your serious about racing, stick with stock spring's or drag launch spring's.
 

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i you want the best of both worlds, you could always go coil over. if you know how to set the suspension up, you can do very well on a lowering spring even tho its not the actual ideal set up to go with.
 

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i you want the best of both worlds, you could always go coil over. if you know how to set the suspension up, you can do very well on a lowering spring even tho its not the actual ideal set up to go with.
coil over's (front, rear, or both) are option's (although not mentioned earlier by o/p & thats why I didn't bring them up. also, with the rears, you still have the LCA problem)
 

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I knew I should have gotten adjustable CA's...
adjustable LCA's wouln't fix what I'm talking about. the mounting hole's in the torque boxes & axle mounts would need to be adjustable to fix this problem.
 

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Anyone have any plans of action...?
its your car not ours. its totally up to you to dial in exactly what you want. i am at the same bridge as you are as well, i too not 100% sure what i want to do yet.
 
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